Pai District

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Amphoe location in Mae Hong Son Province
Amphoe location in Mae Hong Son Province
Coordinates: 19°21′31″N 98°26′24″E / 19.35861°N 98.44000°E / 19.35861; 98.44000Coordinates: 19°21′31″N 98°26′24″E / 19.35861°N 98.44000°E / 19.35861; 98.44000
Country Thailand
Province Mae Hong Son
 • Total 2,244.7 km2 (866.7 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 29,526
 • Density 13.2/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 58130
Geocode 5803

Pai (Thai: ปาย, pronounced [pāːj]) is the northeasternmost district (amphoe) of Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand.


The Daen Lao Range dominates the landscape of this district. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Mueang Mae Hong Son, Pangmapha of Mae Hong Son Province, Shan State of Myanmar, Wiang Haeng, Chiang Dao, Mae Taeng, Samoeng, and Galyani Vadhana of Chiang Mai Province.

The main rivers in the district are the Pai and Khong River.


The district slogan is, "Pai River, worship Luang Pho Un Mueang, spread good kind of garlic, surrounded by lush forests, way of life evenly between hot and cold".


The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 66 villages (muban). Pai itself has township (thesaban tambon) status and covers parts of the tambon Wiang Tai. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

Pai River
No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Wiang Tai เวียงใต้ 8 6,493
2. Wiang Nuea เวียงเหนือ 10 3,727
3. Mae Na Toeng แม่นาเติง 14 6,417
4. Mae Hi แม่ฮี้ 6 2,835
5. Thung Yao ทุ่งยาว 12 3,990
6. Mueang Paeng เมืองแปง 9 3,198
7. Pong Sa โป่งสา 7 2,866


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